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Thread: How does everyone keep up

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    Does everyone keep up with reading the message board as soon as it is posted? I just finished reading May 29 message board I read everything from top to bottom. I'm really behind. What do you guys do? It is really an enjoyable site.

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    lots of things to read, I have learned alot from this site

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    I don't read everything...I usually skip over the classifieds because I have no money, :). There are so many new people that I can't possibly look at everyone so I don't. I just usually look at the pictures and drool over them and if I see a question that I may be able to answer or something that I wanted to know also. I also spend an inordinate amount of time reading the posts--off and one between quilting -- my poor family!

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    I check in once a day usually, more on weekends. Only problem is, it cuts into quilting and reading time. This site is so good, but addictive! :D

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    i read with my morning coffee my noon lunch and after supper, addicting it is,love this board

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    That is usually how I read it. Sometimes I read in the morning and again before I go to bed at night.

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    All day long I keep up with my watched posts only because I carry around an Ipod with WiFi when I am at home. I can look and clean house, do laundry, feed everybody at the same time. I spend about an hour in the evenings lurking and posting on new topics, after everyone has gone to bed. I was wondering too as to how others keep up with it all.

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    There is no way to read all the messages and look at all the pictures. You have to pick and choose, unless you have hours and hours and hours and don't really want to quilt a whole lot.
    There is way too much going on here to stay involved in all of it!!!!

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    Unemployment...gives me plenty of time.

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    I try to check in 2 or 3 times a day. I always start with recent topics, then if I have time, I move over into pictures. I'm excited we have so many new members, but I can't seem to keep up with welcomes...I know I'm bad. I am glad to see everyone joining. I find the way new topic switches to new posts is very helpful. That way I at least know if I've already read that topic. If it's one I'm interested in, I can check back in. I'm not getting to sew much lately, so this keeps me connected to others who are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luv Quilts and Cats
    I check in once a day usually, more on weekends. Only problem is, it cuts into quilting and reading time. This site is so good, but addictive! :D
    Same here and I also love cats and quilts :D:D:D

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    I start with unread topics and truthfully never catch up on them. After a while you will scan quickly for some posts as you like them more . It also helps that they are broken down into sections :thumbup:

    Don't worry it is almost impossible to keep up :wink: But it sure is fun to try :lol:

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    I spent one complete day on the couch reading and responding to post. I couldn't keep up. It just isn't possible. There are so many post I want to look in on later for updates and I don't even look at all of those. It is wonderfully addictive and keeps me from quilting. I keep promising to discipline myself but I learn something every time I am logged in and I hate to miss anything.

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    I think it is impossible to read every post, or to keep up with the older ones with new responses... I would love to, but there are just not enough hours in the day LOL

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    I spend some day time here on my days off. Other wise it's an hour or so in the evening.

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    Last couple of months I was training our oldest Daughter to take over my job, so I had lots of time to read this board. Now I'm retired and won't spend near as much time on here or the computer in general.

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    I love this site you learn a lot and make friends. It is addictive tho.

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    I come on to read some topics and look at the pictures of projects and stop in a few topics that are a constant. I doubt that I could keep up with everything that is printed! In the beginning I tried to say hello to the newcomers, but there are sooooooooo many and I just find I cannot keep up. I wish there was a general page for all newcomers to enter in and we could go there and say Hello and Welcome to All that are new!

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    You mean we don't HAVE to read everything???? :idea:

    I gave up a long time ago trying to read everything. I scan the recent topics, check my PMs-, comment here and there, and look for Marsye's comments and humor.

    I wish I had more time to welcome all the newcomers also. I love having them join and don't want then to feel slighted.

    Suggestions would be to read what you want and if you are looking for something specific go to 'search' and look for it. There is a LOT to be found.

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    I read with coffee in the morning...just like some people read their newspapers, right?

    I check UNREAD TOPICS and read the posts that have topic lines that make sense and are to the point.

    Then I'll check recent topics if I have time.

    I *MARK ALL AS READ* every day so I know where I've left off. There's no way I can read everything either. I'm trying to curtail my time online and do more sewing! It's working.

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    I read when hubby is not here...LOL...he hates it if I am on here all evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingGrannie
    .... I scan the recent topics, check my PMs-, comment here and there, and look for Marsye's comments and humor.
    That's exactly what I do too.
    Marsye's become a Star!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Unemployment...gives me plenty of time.
    Ditto.

    I also pick and choose which topics to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    Unemployment...gives me plenty of time.
    when my husband was laid off..he was on the computer more than usual.
    with me, i am retired. i check in the morning and then again later in the day..i love this board. i have learned so much!

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    Like Reach for the Stars said, this board is so addicting! I usaully drink my morning coffee with it, then evening if I have time! Sometimes if I amreally tired after work, I will drop in cuz I am too lazy to clean, LOL!

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